In the letter McRae encourages the president to establish an armory at Selma, a proposal he had unsuccessfully made to the Confederate government before: "I therefore take the liberty of again addressing you on the subject and to urge the absolute...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the "private letter" ("let nobody see it"), he explains that he has unsuccessfully tried to get a discharge from service because of a medical condition. He asks his father to...
Beck, a farmer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, asks for financial assistance. He explains that he has unsuccessfully applied for relief while other people, whose situations are better than his, have received it. In the second letter, Covington says that...
When Senator John Bankhead died in office in 1946, Boykin competed unsuccessfully for the vacant seat seat. This paid political ad consists of four pages of articles describing Boykin's congressional achievements and qualifications for the...
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